SEAT unleashes Leon Cupra R - The hottest ever hot hatch
Leon Cupra R is the name of the latest and most powerful model in the SEAT's range. The new Leon Cupra R is going to be unveiled at the forthcoming Frankfurt Motor Show.
The new Leon is offering a power output which matches the title-winning SEAT Leon TDI World Touring Car. With brutally powerful 265 PS 2.0 TSI turbocharged petrol engine, easy torque transmission and remarkable flexibility, the new Leon range flagship fully obey the strict EU5 emissions standards.
The new SEAT Leon Cupra R covers the classical sprint from 0 to 62 mph in 6.1 seconds, while the top speed of 155 mph is comfortably adequate.
Inside and out, the new Leon is studded with details which underlines the Cupra R's extreme nature including arch-filling 19-inch, five double-spoke alloys shod with ultra-low profile 235/35 tyres. The wheel assembly also enables a set of generous 17-inch 345 x 30 mm front disc brakes with 16-inch 286 x 12 mm at the rear, uprated to deliver the greater braking capacity obviously required to keep that 265 PS safely in check.
The interior features eye-catching competition-styled bucket seats in grey alcantara upholstery, white LED lighting on the instrument dials, a leather-clad multi-functional steering wheel and sporty aluminium-trimmed pedals.